David Schaper David Schaper is a NPR National Desk reporter based in Chicago.

'Poor Chicago' Critique Touches Raw Nerve In The Windy City

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Many Questions Remain About Boston Bombing Case

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Boston Slowly Returns To Sense Of Normalcy

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Mississippi River floodwaters in Vicksburg, Miss., in 2011. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Mississippi River's Many 'Parents' Look To Unify

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A Battle For Rooftop Views Near Chicago's Wrigley Field

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Controversial Chicago School Closings Outrage Parents, Teachers

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SEC Charges Illinois With Fraud Over Pensions

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Blackhawks Continue Impressive Point Streak

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Midwest Starts Digging Out From Biggest Snowstorm In More Than Two Years

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Construction on Chicago's Wells Street Bridge is taking place around the clock, as crews replace the south leaf section. The north leaf section will be replaced in the spring. The double-decked steel truss drawbridge was built in 1922. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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A Chicago Bridge Gets A Complicated Overhaul

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Ex-State Rep. Likely To Replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

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The Travails Of Cutting State Taxes

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Checking In On Chicago Schools' 'Safe Passage' Program

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has advised residents in a new PSA that they should consider taking a firearm safety course to defend themselves in a crisis as they wait for police to arrive. Gary Porter/AP/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel hide caption

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Milwaukee County Sheriff: 'You Have A Duty To Protect Yourself'

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Chicago Looks To Community Policing To Reduce Violent Crime

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